Manager, Financial Audit - #7530366

myGwork - LGBTQ+ Business Community


Fecha: hace 2 semanas
ciudad: Escazú, San José
Tipo de contrato: Tiempo completo
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Role Summary

The Audit Manager will have primary responsibility for leading teams of auditors conducting independent audit, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and risk oversight activities at Pfizer locations worldwide and for leading audit teams of 2 - 6 senior auditors. As part of the Finance organization the Audit Manager will also lead and supervise direct assist procedures under the oversight of the company's external audit firm.

Ina matrixed organization the Audit Manager will also be responsible for providing performance feedback for senior and staff auditors they are managing throughout audit engagements and may report directly to them.

The Audit Manager Will Be Primary Responsible For

Supervising execution of audits, SOX and other reviews of business, functional, operational processes performed by audit teams.

Emphasize management and leadership skills in managing and providing performance feedback to Seniors and Staff Auditors as part of a matrixed organization. May also engage with and supervise colleagues from other Pfizer functions, consultants, and outside counsel.

Require business acumen and knowledge of the business to influence others directly and indirectly to achieve results.

Require advanced communication skills to clearly and proactively communicate with key stakeholders including Corporate Audit Management, Compliance Division, Business Unit Management as well as external audit.

Role Responsibilities

COMPLEXITY AND SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Lead and manage complex on-site independent evaluations of Pfizer's financial and compliance control processes worldwide to ensure Pfizer's risks are properly managed. This includes:
    • Using advanced analytics to identify and investigate risk or key performance indicators in business processes.
    • Leading walkthroughs of key controls.
    • Supervising the performance of sample-based testing to identify control deficiencies, exceptions or other red flags requiring further investigation or remediation.
    • Execute escalation protocols and Pfizer internal reporting processes according to the nature of issues identified.
  • Lead and manage team in evaluating and assessing a company's internal controls and financial reporting processes to ensure compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
  • Lead and manage global Direct Assist Program in partnership with external auditors, to conduct audit procedures worldwide to ensure Pfizer's risks are properly managed.
  • Perform a lead role in communication and coordination with Business Unit management, Controllers, the Risk Management and Controls team, external auditors, and other stakeholders in development, execution and reporting of results of audit procedures and work plans.
Responsible for supervision of audit colleagues and ensuring the accuracy and completeness of their completion of audit documentation and deliverables in support of Financial audits at Pfizer and third-party locations.

  • Responsible for ensuring quality and timeliness of planning, fieldwork & close-out of audit deliverables, including those handled by audit staff under their direction.
  • Present findings and recommendations for remedial actions to Business Unit and Division management including programmatic remediation recommendations to address identified risks, requiring strong negotiation and influence skills.
  • Participates, in the drafting and review of, in some cases, privileged & confidential reports to ensure that content is clearly stated, factually accurate and written in accordance with department standards.

Train and develop staff auditors by mentoring, coaching, and providing informal / formal feedback to ensure capabilities within the team are being developed and foster colleague's growth.

Actively participate and in certain instances, lead departmental and/or cross-functional project teams addressing internal and/or external issues. This may include designing and overseeing unique audit approaches for special reviews, assessments, or investigations.

Organizes and leads multiple meetings during the conduct of audits, or projects ensuring that action plans are developed and followed up on.

Participate in the screening and interview of Corporate Audit candidates during the hiring process.

Perform other supervisory and administrative activities, including interacting with key functions to support the regional presence of the team.

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

  • Is accountable for general effective people management and development.
  • Manages the performance of team members through ongoing assessment and coaching.
  • Guides team members on relevant experiences to meet career objectives.

COMMUNICATION

  • Creates or leverages existing communication materials and information to aid Team in delivering goals/objectives.
  • Contributes to the development of, and often delivers, presentations within the Department.

Influencing Others

  • Solicits input and explains difficult concepts and persuades others to adopt a point of view. Effectively shares own point of view and rationale.

MANAGING CHANGE

  • Recognizes, initiates, and manages change that impacts the Department.

Qualifications

Minimum range of years' experience: at least 7 years of relevant experience

  • Certification: Qualified Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Knowledge of US GAAP.
  • Strong financial background required.
  • Experience with the requirements of Sarbanes Oxley
  • Experience with requirements of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.S. rules and regulations governing interactions with healthcare professionals.
  • Experience with IT exposure a plus.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, enabling effective communication with all levels of management.
  • Negotiation and influence skills - the ability to influence others without express authority.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills and the ability to integrate across multiple and varied business areas.
  • Demonstrated ability in risk identification, measurement and assessment, risk monitoring, reporting and escalation.
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, strategic thinking, innovation, creativity, project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to train and develop skills of others.
  • Experience in influencing and executing complex solutions involving multiple groups.
  • Demonstrates the ability to act decisively, hold them and other accountable and lead change while remaining self-aware.
  • Experience in developing and executing training at all levels of the organization.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Preferred Qualifications

  • Type of industry/organizations: Public accounting and/or internal auditing required; multi-national or pharmaceutical experience a plus; international experience a plus.

Work Location Assignment: Flexible

EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, or disability.

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